From the Bureau Veritas Group:
Minnesota has become the first state to finalize a law for cadmium in children’s jewelry. This law comes after the Associated Press released reports of cadmium-laden children’s jewelry and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voluntarily recalled several children’s jewelry products. The requirements will become effective for manufacturers and wholesalers as of January 1, 2011 and for retailers as of March 1, 2011. The Minnesota Attorney General’s office will enforce the requirements of this new law.
- Shall not exceed 75 ppm of soluble cadmium
- Tested according to heavy metals test method defined in ASTM F963
For definitions, scope, and exemptions of this new law click the link above.